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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:54 PM
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A developer has bid $41 million to purchase the lease for the Queen Mary and surrounding grounds in Long Beach, CA with plans to refurbish her and develop the landing as a retail-entertainment complex.

It's the first bid to take over from Queen's Seaport Development, Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in 2005. So that's why Cruznut 2 (Laura) and I found so many things amiss on the Queen Mary.

The people in bankruptcy have another 58 years to go on their lease!

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Old April 28th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Thanks for posting this, I did not know it either but it is good news.

Can I suggest posting news in the new NEWS area, however? Thank you.
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Judy:

I have noticed that the Queen Mary has been featured on a few television programs of late. Most notably have been Entourage and Last Comic Standing, and I think The Apprentice shot an episode on board.

Perhaps this has something to do with the new owners, perhaps not. At least it's getting publicity again. I know I was happy to go through the ship but my wife was not overwhelmed and I can't blame her.

I am excited that she may be brought back to her old self. I just hope she isn't turned into "Queen Mary World" theme park. She is to dignified for that.

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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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I'd be happy to do that, Paul, if I could find it.

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Judy:

I will be happy to move this topic and leave a "shadow" link here on Chit Chat. If it's ok let me know.

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Old April 30th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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Judy, I am so glad that the Queen Mary may be rescued. Hopefully she can be restored to her former glory. As a hotel it was the worst I ever stayed on. I was so disapointed. My impression was that the whole village there was doomed. Only coming to life when there was a ship sailing. I do not see how the businesses around there can survive on one day a week of business.

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Old April 30th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Mike, sure, go ahead and move it if you want to. Thanks!

BTW, The article about the bidding was in the L.A. Times a few days ago. The sale is not a done deal. This was only the first bid.

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